Crime

High-level sex offender, 63, registers move to Grandview

A Level 3 sex offender considered highly likely to reoffend is living in Grandview, the Benton County Sheriff's Office said.

Essa Webster Wehunt, 63, has told law enforcement that he's living in the 4200 block of North Hicks Road in Grandview.

Wehunt is 5-foot-7, 200 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes.

He was convicted of three counts of first-degree child molestation in Yakima County in 2000 and two counts of first-degree sodomy in Umatilla County in 1968.

Wehunt is being supervised by the state Department of Corrections.

Wehunt is not wanted by police but is required to register his address with law enforcement.

Information about Wehunt and other registered sex offenders in Benton County can be accessed online at www.co.benton.wa.us. Click on the link for sex offender information bulletins.

Kennewick police also have a meeting each month to provide information about registered sex offenders and share information about how residents can keep their families safe.

The meetings are at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the police station, 211 W. Sixth Ave., Kennewick.

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